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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 28, 2009 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

...How the hell can I arrest him, he's twice as big as me.




(sorry - got it stuck in my head)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 28, 2009 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

http://www.archive.org/details/OriginalStackOLeeBlues

http://www.archive.org/details/Mississippi_John_Hurt-Stack_O_Lee

Yeah Boyyyyyy!!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 28, 2009 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

freakin sweeeeeet find!!! never heard that MJohn version before - thanks!!!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 29, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Sonny Landreth

This is a good one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0OWw8Hi-rU

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 28, 2009 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

No sweat . . . there is lots of cool old stuff in archive, including this:

http://www.archive.org/details/CowsMayComeCowsMayGoButTheBullWillGoOnForeverByIrvingKaufman

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jul 28, 2009 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Mississippi John Hurt's version is probably cited more often than any other as the "definitive" version of this song, but its been recorded in numerous different styles with various lyrical changes.

http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/stagroot.htm

I love the Dead's version. They managed to put their own stamp on it, unlike say, "Walkin' Blues", on which they just sound downright silly after you've heard Son House do it.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 28, 2009 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

John Hurt is probably my all time favorite bluesman. One thing funny though is EVERY bluesman who ever recorded Stagger Lee claims to have written it.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jul 28, 2009 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

I was going to respond with "Buy me a gin fiz, love" but it somehow felt uncomfortable.

I can never get enough of this tune. I'm guessing billydlions and staggerleib have the best recs, but these are worth sampling:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-12-30.sbd.miller.77405.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-08-04.sbd.willy.7388.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 28, 2009 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

cool :) thanks - i'm diggin that '82 rec - cant remember if i have heard this one before - gotta check to see if i have this show in ye-old-collection - dont remember it at all

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jul 28, 2009 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

I believe it took me over 20 shows before I finally saw my first Stagger Lee. No matter which shows I went to, I always just missed it. I went to 4 MSG shows in 1988 and of course they played it 2 of the nights I was not there. I finally caught it at the Spectrum in 1989, and then saw Stagger Lee at 2 of the next 3 shows I went to. My favorite version are as follows:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-05-03.glassberg.vernon.18870.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-06-27.mtx.seamons.fix.92963.sbeok.flac16

8-4-82 is a great version. If you like the slower versions, 10-27-79 is nice, although Bobby's slide playing almost ruined the song. In fact, I believe Garcia tells Blair Jackson that he stopped playing Stagger Lee because of Bobby!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 28, 2009 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

i was at that Spectrum show also (damn, wish i could remember it better)

;)

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jul 28, 2009 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Well known for California Earthquake and a decent show. Was this the show you were at?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-10-20.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83317.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 28, 2009 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

if memory serves, i was there for all three with my sister and a few other friends. i cannot BELIEVE that was almost 20 years ago!! holy crap how time keeps on truckin. i havent seen any of the people i was with there for over 10 years (well, other than my wackjob sister, of course)

always like hangin in that little "park/square" outside the spectrum where the cops basically left everybody be (as long as you stayed within those confines). a veritable little garden of "weeden" :)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jul 28, 2009 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Second that SPAC 6/27/85 recommendation...always been my favorite, especially since I was there.

Don't miss the intro which includes practically the whole band yelling at a guy to stop hanging from the balcony so they can get on with the show! (Great Supplication Jam and Crazy fingers from that show as well....one of the best shows from a fairly weak year.)

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 28, 2009 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

I bow. BillyBoy, you've nailed it.

While I've seen a number of versions, but these are right up there...

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Jul 29, 2009 5:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

i was always partial to the solo garcia acoustic version(4/10/82 iirc?)...his finger picking is oh so sweet:

"well don't ask me to go downtown, i won't come back no more

not only is that mutha big, but he packs a forty-four"

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 28, 2009 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Don't ask me to go downtown - I wouldn't come back alive
Not only is that mother big but he packs a .45




Stagger Lee.com has a very complete historical page and also a list of 421 recordings!
http://www.staggerlee.com/pgs/the-list.php

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 29, 2009 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1opxAicHAg&;feature=PlayList&p=F82C578150E53E19&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=40

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2009-07-29 18:22:08

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 28, 2009 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

WOW!! who woulda thunk??? interesting find my friend :)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jul 29, 2009 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Taj Mahal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHzCx76H7UE&;feature=related

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 28, 2009 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Try this one...

http://oldweirdamerica.wordpress.com/

You'll have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find...

"The Stackalee Variations"

Afro-american musical traditions: Hollers, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Soul, Funk, Rap, etc…

White Musical Traditions:String bands,country,folk,skiffle, rock, etc…)

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jul 30, 2009 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Ahhhhhh.... Start all over again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c174S63tWRg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIebwXWRso

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-07-30 13:26:02

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 29, 2009 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtmvvarZLwg

Here's the version I grew up with....way swingin' babe.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 29, 2009 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

Lloyd Price's may just be THE definitive version of this tune

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Poster: B.C. Cox Date: Jul 28, 2009 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

http://www.ohgizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/xrep_banner05.jpg

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jul 28, 2009 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

always loved that song. Wonder why it's my moniker?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 28, 2009 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delia Delions, oh sweet Delia-D....

3-25-91 is a really nice 90s version.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-03-25.sbd.18376.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2009-07-28 16:56:00

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